Wagner (back) will be available for Wednesday's game against Dallas "unless something crazy happens overnight," Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Wagner was unable to take the court for practice Sunday after suffering a back injury during a preseason matchup, but it doesn't appear as though he'll miss any regular-season action. He's expected to see time at both center and power forward this season off the bench.
Wagner (back) didn't practice Sunday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Although his X-rays came back negative, it appears as though Wagner is still banged up. The former Michigan standout will likely be a game-time call for Wednesday's season opener.
Wagner's (back) X-rays came back negative after hitting the floor hard during Friday's preseason game against Philadelphia, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
It's good news that Wagner's tests came back negative, though he's feeling very sore. He'll be considered day-to-day leading up to Wednesday's opener against Dallas.
Wagner went back to the locker room after falling hard on his back during Friday's preseason game against the 76ers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
The severity of Wagner's injury is unknown at this time, but he'll be considered questionable to return.
Wagner totaled 18 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT), four rebounds, one assist and two steals across 24 minutes during the Wizards' 115-99 preseason win over the Knicks on Friday.
The 22-year-old continued his impressive exhibition slate with his third double-digit scoring effort in as many games. Wagner started alongside Thomas Bryant in the frontcourt Friday, with rookie Rui Hachimura (rest) sitting out the contest. Wagner is likely to slot in as Bryant's backup at center to begin the season, but he could certainly make a case for a solid amount of minutes if he can keep up this caliber of production once the games start to count in the standings.
Wagner will start Friday's matchup against the Knicks.
Wagner has appeared in both of the Wizards' first two preseason contests. In 22.4 minutes per game, he's posting an impressive 27.3 fantasy points.
Wagner collected 21 points (9-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a steal over 21 minutes Wednesday against Guangzhou.
Wagner continues to impress in a reserve role this preseason, as he put up 16 points in Monday's exhibition against the Knicks. He also contributed outside of the scoring department, snagging four boards while dishing out three dimes on the way to a blowout victory.
Wagner tallied 16 points (5-13 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), three rebounds and an assist over 24 minutes Monday against the Knicks.
Wagner struggled with his shot from downtown, hitting on just one of seven attempts, but he was able to lead his squad with 16 points in the exhibition. After being dealt to the Wizards over the offseason, he's in line to handle a key bench role during his second NBA season.
Wagner, along with Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones, was traded to the Wizards on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
In order to clear more cap space, the Lakers traded what little money they had left on the books to Washington. As a rookie, Wagner appeared in only 43 games, averaging 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds across 10.4 minutes. He could see more run with the Wizards, especially if Bobby Portis and/or Jabari Parker sign elsewhere.
Wagner will come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Jazz.
Wagner has started at power forward for the Lakers since LeBron James was shut down for the season, but after playing just 12 minutes in the team's win over the Clippers on Friday, the rookie will now come off the bench. He'll likely split time in the frontcourt with starter Mike Muscala.
Wagner produced 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 25 minutes in the Lakers' 108-90 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
Wagner drew the starting assignment with Kyle Kuzma (foot) sidelined for a third straight game and turned in a solid all-around line. The rookie has seen at least Thursday's 25-minute allotment in the three games Kuzma has missed with his current injury, and Wagner has generated double-digit scoring in the last two. With Kuzma potentially set to miss the remaining three games of the season, Wagner could well continue in the starting five over what remains of the campaign.
Wagner recorded 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 119-103 loss to the Thunder.
Wagner drew his second straight start (and third of the season) while reaching double figures in scoring for the third time in the last five games. The fit in the starting five next to JaVale McGee is less than ideal, but Wagner is at least getting a chance to contribute down the stretch of the regular season. With that being said, he's still likely best reserved for use in deeper leagues.
Wagner will draw the start Sunday against the Pelicans if Kyle Kuzma is unable to play, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Kyle Kuzma is currently listed as doubtful, and coach Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Kuzma to play, so it seems likely that Wagner will join the starters. Wagner is averaging 12.0 minutes over his last four games, however a move into the starting five would likely lead to a larger role.
Wagner mustered 11 points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two assists, one rebound and one block across 12 minutes in the Lakers' 124-106 win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
Wagner made good use of his limited time on the floor, even as he quickly accrued four fouls. The rookie's playing time has ticked up this month with the Lakers out of postseason contention, as he's now logged double-digit minutes in six games during March. However, his opportunities continue to be unpredictable, and with veteran JaVale McGee generating outstanding production ahead of him, that could well remain the case even during the last handful of games.
Wagner turned in 22 points (7-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 34 minutes in the Lakers' 120-107 loss to the Celtics on Saturday.
A game after logging a solid 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday, Wagner saw his first NBA start and produced handsomely with the opportunity. The rookie's scoring total was easily a career high, as he was one of the bright spots in an otherwise disappointing night for the spiraling Lakers. With the team's playoff hopes essentially evaporated, Wagner could possibly start to enjoy playing time along the lines of Saturday's more frequently down the stretch.
Wagner will start Saturday against the Celtics.
With the Lakers dealing with a myriad of injuries and out of the playoff hunt, coach Luke Walton will give Wagner his first start. In seven games where the rookie has seen double-digit minutes, he's averaged 8.3 points and 3.0 rebounds.
Wagner pitched in 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in the Lakers' 115-99 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
The 2018 first-round pick saw some rare run off the bench with Tyson Chandler (neck) out of action and parlayed it into his best scoring total since Dec. 16. Wagner hadn't logged double-digit minutes since Feb. 5, as even the trade of Ivica Zubac to the Clippers at the deadline hadn't resulted in any extra playing time for the rookie prior to Wednesday. With the Lakers' postseason hopes progressively slipping away, it's certainly conceivable that Wagner gets more opportunities down the stretch irrespective of Chandler's health, but that naturally remains to be seen.
Wagner totaled eight points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and one block across 19 minutes Sunday in the Lakers' 108-86 loss to the Timberwolves.
After failing to leave the bench in the previous five games, Wagner was able to pick up some minutes with both Kyle Kuzma (back) and LeBron James (groin) unavailable in addition to the Lakers falling behind big early. The rookie first-round pick wasn't particularly efficient during his time on the court and could be ousted from the rotation if Monday's game in Dallas proves more competitive and Kuzma is back in action.
Wagner had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and three rebounds in seven minutes during Saturday's 128-100 win over the Hornets.
Wagner made his sixth appearance of the season, as the blowout nature of the game allowed coach Luke Walton to clear his bench. Back in the offseason there was a tiny sliver of hope that Wagner could potentially earn a small role right away as a rookie thanks to his shooting ability, but the acquisition of veteran center Tyson Chandler has pushed Ivica Zubac and Wagner into irrelevance.
Wagner posted 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and a blocked shot in the win Wednesday over the Legends.
Wagner was a force in just about every capacity Wednesday, acting as a facilitator and scorer in just 28 minutes of play. The 21-year-old rookie is averaging 18.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 11 games this season.
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